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The Season Never Ends Calendar Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

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— We’re four hours away from Kentucky basketball’s tip-off with Morehead State and the Cats will once again be without Ryan Harrow.  Calipari said earlier today that Harrow is back home in North Carolina to tend to family issues and will be out at least until Friday.  We don’t know what’s going on with Harrow, but whatever it is, we wish him the best in overcoming it and getting back to his college basketball career as UK’s starting point guard.

— The line for tonight’s game currently sits at -23.5 at most books after Kentucky opened as a 22-point favorite.  Think Cal will try to pile some extra points for Woods’ comments?  I say no.

— Kentucky football is still without a coach, but KSR believes we’ll know something next week as to who is the leading candidate for the job.  Things should start opening up once the final regular season games are played this weekend.  If it’s still quiet around here this time next week, it could mean Butch Jones is the favorite.  The Cincinnati head coach has two regular season games left because the Big East is weird.  Get ready for the action to start picking up in the coaching search!

— After practice yesterday, Randy Sanders said Max Smith will be Kentucky’s quarterback next season.  Today, Joker Phillips said the same thing.  Patrick Towles, however, told reporters it’ll be up to the next staff to pick a starter.  I don’t see any way Towles leaps Smith unless he has an incredible offseason.  This is Max Smith’s team for the next two years.

— It’s sad day that Joker Phillips has stopped wearing UK gear to media opportunities.  “I was going to come out today with a sign that says FOR RENT,” he said today.  He plans to give away most of his UK clothes to family members this Thanksgiving.

— In college basketball news, Deadspin called Jake Taylor’s 138 points a “sham.”  I agree.  It’s a complete bastardization of basketball, like Deadspin says.

— Has Indiana pretended commemorative t-shirts for the Progressive Legends Classic championship yet?  Save me an XL.

— Matt and Ryan The Elf were live from St. Matthews Mall for this morning’s radio show. Have a listen as the two talk Cats while hanging out with a Big Blue Santa Claus…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 Comments for The Season Never Ends Calendar Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast



  1. Feezie
    3:15 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    My shirt is a pretend shirt too. Or is it printed? I’m confused.



  2. UK Freshmen
    3:17 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    This Harrow situation is a joke. Cal owes us a real answer.



  3. Towels fan
    3:17 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Let the next coach decide who is the starting qb is next season!! Not coaches that are fired.



  4. Lahinch02
    3:19 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    UK is still paying Joker. Nike money is still paying Joker. Suspect he is still driving his Paul Miller Ford. Fulfill your commitments Joker. Wear the official gear.



  5. Catlogic15
    3:27 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow will be a non-factor this year me thinks. Same issues at NC ST. No proof and none of my business, but manic depressant I believe. Need Archie at the point more than ever.



  6. ChiddarCheddar
    3:28 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    #2 Quite certain that Cal doesn’t owe you crap.



  7. 8isgreat
    3:32 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Same coaches that couldn’t decide between Smith and Newton. Let’s wait for the new coach to decide his starter.



  8. burger
    3:32 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Drew Quote: ” This is Max Smith’s team for the next two years.”

    Why on earth would you want to state something like it’s a fact when it’s pure speculation.

    We’re talking about something a year away. If I’m not mistaken Mr. Maxwell Smith had some fragility problems this season. I guess that should be overlooked when agenda’s are more important.

    What I’m asking is “Why On Earth” is it important to spread that kind of FUD?



  9. asf
    3:35 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    2, There are laws that protect Harrow’s privacy unless he allows the information to be released, you know. Why does anyone “owe” you the private medical information of a college kid?



  10. BAdams
    3:43 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    If Smith does win it, then Towles will leave, I dont care what he says. He is not goin to play behind Max his whole career. Would be nice if his family could get his redshirt back by declaring the coaches were reckless in their decision and obviously not competent due to the fact they have officially been canned.



  11. Han
    3:45 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    A sham! A sham, I say! Everyone knows there are certain things that are part of basketball, things like good sportsmanship (no one flops, no one denies fouling). No player should be selfish. No player should be lazy. No player should do anything we almighty fans look down upon.

    For instance, no player should leave school early. It’s a sham!

    His teammates got him the ball and he set a record. He averages like 20 a game, which isn’t a big deal. When a teammate is hot, get him the ball, even if he’s missing half of his shots.



  12. Because It Could Be Contagious?
    3:47 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Uh, I think the public deserves to know what someone is sick with, if that kid is playing sports with other peoples’ kids, and is interacting
    with fans and their children. Don’t you? The secrecy about this is extremely quizzical. I would assume the University would NOT put
    other people in danger with a contagious illness, but THIS IS KENTUCKY. What was that about not being able to hide? Sorry, but when
    you become a basketball player here, some of those “rights to privacy” y’alluh talking about, are necessarily different. People are gonna
    wanna know, and someone is gonna find out. If it was a bad case of mono, just say so. Cause if you don’t, it’s gonna be AIDS, Tuberculosis
    and the Bubonic Plague. Welcome to Kentucky.



  13. DaveTV
    3:48 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    108 shots by a lousy player playing even worse players doesn’t equal a RECORD. It is pathetic.



  14. Ryan
    3:51 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Harrow is from Marietta, Georgia so why would he go “home” to North Carolina? It’s a joke that a KSR blogger doesn’t know something that can be learned from a simple google search.



  15. Dr PinDyke
    3:52 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    OMG! We have the possibility to be getting Butch Jones, the coach at UC that has been ripping the Big East a new one, I can’t wait to see him work his magic in the SEC, we could possibly have another Saban here folks, here’s to you Mitch for all you give and provide this great football program we have.



  16. Ryan
    3:56 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    12. So if someone has something that is contagious like herpes, mono, etc the public deserves to know? You clearly don’t know anything about privacy laws. And if Harrow isn’t making out or banging someone on the court there is no issue with it being “contagious.”



  17. tdogg40330
    3:56 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    2) I agree with comment #6, plus Harrow might not want everyone knowing
    whats wrong.



  18. We Know We Just Wont Say
    3:58 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I think its funny how Drew and especially Matt blast UL media for not coming out and saying things about Behanan, but Matt is doing the same w this situation. Matt and Drew know they just wont say cause they are afraid of losing their little connections to Cal and UK Athletics. Matt is a hypocrite at its finest when he does the same thing as UL media



  19. asdf
    3:59 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    This is moment of truth time for Towles. If he can’t beat out Max Smith, how is he going to transfer to somewhere else that’s good and start? We’re at the bottom of the totem pole. The only options are stay and fight for the job or go to the FCS.



  20. Hartline
    4:18 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Know someone who plays on Grinnell. The coach definitely tells the players who is scoring all the points tonight when they are playing bad teams.



  21. wow
    4:20 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t believe that no one has mentioned the stunningly beautiful girl advertising the calenders.



  22. cats1068
    4:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, how can you say Smith will be the QB the next two years? Both of his two seasons he has had season ending injuries. He’s injury prone. The 2 candidates are Towles and Whitlow. Max is good but he his limited throwing wise and injury wise. So making that statement is a little premature isn’t it? Just saying…



  23. Common Sense
    4:25 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I say we start Towles at QB, he’s at least something to build on.



  24. Common Sense
    4:27 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    And also, Smith can’t throw an accurate deep ball.



  25. VinDatuk
    4:47 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    The Joker statement is not real, correct? If it is he has really shown his ass. Mitch should tell him to keep him and his UK gear at home this weekend. Really shows an immaturity on his part and sets a terrible example for the men he’s supposed to be leading.



  26. just saying
    4:57 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Id be willing to bet he is Charlie Strong’s Offensive Coordinator next season. Now KSR, will he still be “true blue” in your eyes. Im sick of this Joker is “true blue” $h!t, hes a HORRIBLE coach, that had an affair with a TV reporter, that drove our mediocre program into the ground. I dont care who the next coach is, I am not sad Joker had to stop wearing UK gear, its actually a year too late.



  27. schwing
    5:07 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    NOOOOOOOOOOTTTT

    BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTCHHH

    JJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNESSSSSSSSSSSSS

    how many times does it have to be said?



  28. schwing
    5:09 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    oh, also, who’s miss yums with the calendar?



  29. StanTheUKfan
    5:17 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    I went to the deadspin article, read the article and comments and I agree I think it is Bull$hit, I also watched some video clips of the game and I could have defended him better than they did and I am almost 57 years old, nothing but a sham.



  30. We Are The New Vandy
    5:55 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker loves UK so much that he is giving away anything he owns with UK written on it? Nice.



  31. whySoSerious
    7:13 pm November 21, 2012 Permalink

    Joker is officially a POS for not wearing the gear at this point. He is embarrassing himself worse than he did coaching (which is hard to do).



  32. lou eaton
    8:49 am November 22, 2012 Permalink

    Agree with 30. WHEN will we stop hiring friends and relatives??? Sounds like sour grapes with Joker who was the luckiest guy in KY for the past two years to have been honored with screwing up a program that had been to multiple consecutive bowl games before he shamelessly ended that streak. Zero gratitude or too dense to understand how BAD he performed over two years!!!



  33. lou eaton
    9:37 am November 22, 2012 Permalink

    Believe we may have seen the end of Harrow at UK. He is a troubled young man and my guess is that his mother coming for him will be the last we will see of him at UK. Too bad but I doubt that he is tough enough to take the criticism by Cal and we will simply have to play without him this year…………..



  34. FakeRealDrPhilStihl
    7:03 pm November 22, 2012 Permalink

    Gee thanks KSR. We love y’all but you have deleted the 20 and the 21st podcasts but thanks .